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Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts

Author: Sunzi; Roger T Ames
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1993.
Series: Classics of ancient China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp, and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Roger T Ames
ISBN: 034536239X 9780345362391
OCLC Number: 26929968
Description: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The "New" Sun-tzu. Archaeology: A Revolution in the Study of Early China. The Excavation at Yin-chueh-shan. The "One or Two 'Master Suns'" Debate. Sun Wu as a Historical Person. The Reconstructed Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare. Analysis of Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare. Wisdom and Warfare. The Classical Chinese World View: The Uncommon Assumptions. Some Classical Western Assumptions: A "Two-World" Theory. Some Classical Chinese Assumptions: A "This-World" View. Centripetal Harmony and Authority. Warfare as the Art of Contextualizing. Strategic Advantage (shih). Strategic Advantage (shih) and Strategic Positioning (hsing). According with the Enemy (yin). An Attitude Toward Warfare. The Exemplary Commander. Foreknowledge (chih). Introduction to the Translations --
Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare: A Translation. Sun-tzu: Part I. The Thirteen-Chapter Text. Ch. 1. On Assessments. Ch. 2. On Waging Battle. Ch. 3. Planning the Attack. Ch. 4. Strategic Dispositions (hsing). Ch. 5. Strategic Advantage (shih). Ch. 6. Weak Points and Strong Points. Ch. 7. Armed Contest. Ch. 8. Adapting to the Nine Contingencies (pien). Ch. 9. Deploying the Army. Ch. 10. The Terrain. Ch. 11. The Nine Kinds of Terrain. Ch. 12. The Incendiary Attack. Ch. 13. Using Spies. Sun-tzu: Part II. Text Recovered from the Yin-chueh-shan Han Dynasty Strips. 1. The Questions of Wu. 2. [The Four Contingencies]. 3. The Yellow Emperor Attacks the Red Emperor. 4. The Disposition [of the Terrain] II. 5. [An Interview with the King of Wu]. Sun-tzu: Part III. Text Recovered from Later Works. 1. A Conversation between the King of Wu and Sun Wu. 2. Sun Wu Discusses the Commander. 3. Sun Wu Discusses Deploying the Army. 4. The Prognostications of Sun-tzu. 5. Sun Wu Discusses the "Eight-Division Formation" 6. The Classic of the Thirty-two Ramparts. 7. Han Dynasty Bamboo Strips from Ta-tung Country. 8. Miscellaneous. Background to the Excavation at Yin-chueh-shan. Dating the Tombs and Identifying the Occupants. The First Published Reports. The Bamboo Strip Manuscripts and Their Dates.
Series Title: Classics of ancient China.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: translated, with an introduction and commentary, by Roger T. Ames.
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The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp, and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war.

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